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Meaningful Work Experience & Internships

Undertaking meaningful work experience is an excellent way to focus your career ideas, whilst also enabling you to apply the knowledge gained from your studies or interests, develop your professional network and enhance your employability. 

We equip students to action their own meaningful work through a variety of online tools, networks and events providing invaluable exploration of different roles and industries, building your knowledge, attributes and skills which help you stand out to employers.

Some students will also be able to access curated co-curricular programmes - from work shadowing to summer internships across a range of industries, and specific support for under-represented groups in higher education.

  • We offer resources on finding, preparing, and applying for a wide range of meaningful work opportunities
  • We provide opportunities for you to network with professionals and industry experts in our many events
  • We partner with a variety of employers to offer bespoke programmes exclusively for King’s students

Our programme portfolio

We offer King's students a range of programmes, often providing bespoke opportunities within or alongside your programme here in the UK, online and internationally.

Our Insights Programme provides you with experiences to support your career decision-making.

From virtual work simulations to projects and work shadowing, you will be able to Focus your knowledge, attributes and skills, meeting professionals and working collaboratively with other students through immersive opportunities.

Explore our Insights Programme (KEATS)

Increasing numbers of students also have the option to gain academic credit through the completion of an internship as part of an accredited internship module within their programme.

This is supported by dedicated Internship Convenors in your department and our Accredited Internships Programme.

Explore our Accredited Internships Programme (KEATS)

Exclusively available to PhD students and researchers, these six to nine month part-time internships directly support the work of Parliamentarians in the House of Lords and are designed to give participants a direct insight into working in policy.

We work with departments and faculties across King's, including King's Business School, the Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies and Department of Geography to help develop and curate their own internship delivery in cities around the world.

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